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Red Tent

A Novel
Paperback Book
August, 2007
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$23.50 CAD
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A New York Times Bestseller

A decade after the publication of this hugely popular international bestseller, Picador releases the tenth anniversary edition of The Red Tent.

Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that tell of her father, Jacob, and his twelve sons.

Told in Dinahs voice, Anita Diamant imagines the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood--the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of the mothers--Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah--the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that sustain her through childhood, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinahs story reaches out from a remarkable period of early history and creates an intimate connection with the past.

Deeply affecting, The Red Tentcombines rich storytelling with a valuable achievement in modern fiction: a new view of biblical womens lives.

Her name is Dinah. Her life is only hinted at in the Old Testament story of her father, Jacob, and her twelve brothers. Told in Dinah’s voice, this moving and powerful international best-seller re-creates the world of ancient womanhood - the world of the red tent, where women share their lives and stories. There Jacob’s four wives, Leah, Rachel, Zilpah and Bilhah, give Dinah the gifts that will sustain her through the familiar Biblical events and beyond. This new edition celebrates a decade in print. 336 pp.

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